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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Joseph G. Butler, Jr.

Other name(s): Donald B. Gillies; Grovedale

Ship owner: Hutchinson & Co.; Redwood Enterprises, Ltd.

Ship builder: American Ship Building Co., Lorain, Ohio

Year ship built: 1905

Year engine built: 1905

Final disposition: Sold for scrap, 1961. Resold, 1963. Partially scrapped, 1971 - remainder of hull used as a breakwater.



(B) Donald B. Gillies (1934)

(C) Grovedale (1963) (Canada Registry 316356)


(1) Hutchinson & Co. (Tonopah Steamship Co.), Cleveland, Ohio

(2) Hutchinson & Co. (Pioneer Steamship Co.) (1914)

(3) Redwood Enterprises, Ltd. (REOCH) (1963) (C. 316356)

Registry number: US 202635

Hull number: 339

Vessel type: Bulk Freighter

Height: 31

Width: 55

Length: 525

Stroke length: 42

Gross tonnage: 6588

Net tonnage: 5174

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 23

Piston 2: 38

Piston 3: 63

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